Isn’t it amazing how music can move us? Across culture, race, language, or genre; it’s one constant that speaks to all of us. It can make us cry, laugh, or dance. It can comfort, encourage, and give us hope. It can sometimes feel like it physically lifts us up, give us faith or strength, and helps us feel more alive!
One song in particular that has always stood out to me is Amazing Grace. There’s something about it. It doesn’t matter if I am hearing it sang at a local church, as part of a professional concert, or on the radio; it feels like it fills my spirit. And every time I hear it, it brings me to tears. It’s simply stunning.
One of the most spectacular renditions I’ve ever seen is the performance by Il Divo in the ancient Roman Colosseum. The Colosseum, built in 70-80 AD, lends itself to creating an atmosphere that only enhances the power of the song. It blew me away. I could watch it a million times and never tire of it.
If you watch it, be sure to wait for the piper, it gave me shivers and goose bumps.
What songs move you to tears every time?